Today, we move to the rodent side of things as we discuss Tokushi’s fun little side-project; a spunky little Mouse.
Out of the Box:
- This avatar is built up in a similar way to the prior released Tokushi Sugar Glider. It’s a prim body from the hips down, but with normal avatar body from the waist up, with the exception of the arm attachments and the head.
- The textures on the avatar are relatively simple and clean, employing the typical Tokushi ‘painted’ style. With the crossing between a prim waist and a body-shape upper body, the textures are neatly continuous. The pictures generally speak for themselves in terms of the texture quality.
- In regards to the build quality itself, this avatar’s sculpts are clean and simple, with no visible wrinkling. The avatar itself was constructed well, with fairly little creasing between the attachment’s prims.
- Overall, this avatar is put together aesthetically despite not being a full-featured avatar like most of Tokushi’s usual fare. The avatar is/was also available in a Limited Edition form with a completely different texture style; one definitely more alien-like than the rest, plus a special, glowing green form of ‘space’ cheese. You’ll see a couple of photos of the Limited Edition Variety scattered around this review.
- We’ll also note that this avatar comes with a genderless shape, and as such, also a unisex skin.
- The feet are somewhat kangaroo-rat like with flat undersides and larger distance between the heel and toes.
- The avatar is plantigrade in stance, but with sculpted attachments for both the lower legs and the thighs. These attachments are largely similar to that of the Tokushi Sugar Glider avatar, and give the avatar an altogether slightly more feral look. Users are not able to wear normal pants without doing a little bit of tweaking to the shape, alpha layers, and a few other tweaks that anyone with more than amateur experience can easily use.
- The base of the tail is made up of a variety of sculpted fluff rendered in the Tokushi style before giving way to a flexible tail that more or less pulls off the naked-tail look common to many a mouse.
- The other attachments that this avatar includes are the hand-paws, which, while not posable, are set in a relaxed pose that can work in any situation or pose that the avatar itself is in.
- The head for this avatar is fairly simple, but very effective at forming a good, cute image. Perhaps the most prominent facial feature here is the eyes; large, circular jet black eyeballs which have a little less emotion, but, but supplements with small edge of realism.
- The head-shape is generally very rodent-y, but with a small rounded muzzle with the signature buck-teeth and whiskers. On the Limited Edition Mouse, the texture details are strongest on the head.
- This avatar does not come with a muzzle talking function, however, and is light on such features in general, but the price compensates for that.
- Other than the ears, one other detail is the antennae; two little, usually striped protrusions from the forehead with glowing bits at the ends. Users are able to change the colour and the glow level of the antennae ends, as well as that of the eyes. For the most part, these really do make the mouse look more ‘space-y.’ However, if users wish to, they can detach the antennae to look more like an Earth-mouse more easily.
- Finally, we’ve got the mouse-ish ears. The Limited Edition version goes a little more all-out with ornate markings all over the ears, but for users of the normal editions, the default ears work more than sufficiently enough. Users can choose one of three different positions for the ears together.
Features and Heads-Up Display (HUD):
- As mentioned before, this avatar goes a little easy on the features, offering the options shown in the following note card. The commands that come with the avatar are included in a notecard in the folder.
- One accessory that comes with the avatar is a little triangle block of cheese with an animation override that causes the mouse to cuddle it close. While it has no real function, it’s a cute little addition to the avatar.
This avatar is marked as copiable and modifiable, so users should have no issues making the avatar suit their personal tastes.
The Tokushi Mouse brings together a fresh recreation of a Mouse to Second Life. It had seemed that for a while, there was not a lot of attention being given to mice in general. Adding the little space-mouse touch is cute, and will certainly allow users to derive a little bit of fun from the otherworldly theme. Of course, this isn’t the usual feature-filled avatar from Tokushi, what with the exclusion of more eye textures or a muzzle-talking function. However, if people want a cute mouse avatar and don’t need a whole lot of out-of-the-box customization, this fits the bill.